DOM PROSPER GUÉRANGER, ABBOT OF SOLESMES Dom Guéranger, abbot of Solesmes from , was one of the leading monastics and liturgists. The mystery of the feast of the Purification and Presentation in the temple, fourth mystery of the rosary, with text on St. Simeon by Dom Prosper. Dom Guéranger was appointed Abbot of Solesmes (Oct. 31) and Superior General of the Benedictines of the “Congrégationde France”, and those of the little.

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In the circumstances that actually prevailed — from the captivity of Pius VII when he was four to the murder of Guerager Darboy four years before his death — his fidelity, and that of countless other Frenchmen, became heroic.

The upshot of the fund-raising activity was that a lease for the priory was signed on December 14, To do so, he first obtained the approval of Bishop Carron.

This was his thinking, and not his alone. Catherine Laboure the design of the Miraculous Medal. Those members of the little community he had formed who had received the monastic habit on 15 Augustmade their solemn profession under the direction of the new abbot, who had pronounced his own vows at Rome on 26 July Dedicated to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

July Learn how gueraanger when to remove this template guueranger. When the couple wed intheir marriage had to be blessed in secret by a priest who had recently returned to France from exile in the Isle of Jersey and was functioning, like all the non-Constitutional priests in the country at the time, in an underground way. Genuine enthusiasm, a lively imagination, and a style tinged with romanticism have sometimes led him, as he himself realized, to express himself and to judge too vigorously.


We perhaps digress too much.

He never cared for life in the capital, but Fr. The gesture — it amounted to saying that no power whatsoever was greater than himself — was a sign of what was to come.

Here was a young priest who had never been a monk, had no existing model of Benedictine community life to guide him, had no one with first-hand knowledge whom he could consult, and yet he proposed to revive monasticism virtually single-handedly!

We speak of the Little Way of the Little Flower. We shall only mention here the most important works: He was well regarded by Pope Pius IXand was a proponent of the dogmas of papal infallibility and the Immaculate Conception. No transport whatsoever, but a sweet peace with a sincere conviction…. In France, the actual law nullifying monastic vows was voted by the revolutionary Constituent Assembly in February, With this end in view he set himself to combat, wherever he thought he found its traces, the separatist spirit that had, of old, allied itself with Gallicanism and Jansenism.

This is in contrast to his second successor as abbot of Solesmes and principal biographer, Dom Paul Delatte.

The Purification – Its Mystery

This ambition finally reached such a height that Napoleon decided, when First Consul, pgosper declare himself Emperor. It should not be necessary to spell out to the reader another parallel between the situation of the Church in Nineteenth-Century France and developments in our day, including the foundation of several new religious orders dedicated to preserving Tradition.

This article was transcribed for New Advent by Herman F. That said of it, how describe the work to anyone unfamiliar with it? The family continued to pray together for the pope as if nothing had happened, and Prosper would later remember an engraving in the home, one that was venerated by the family and that showed Pius VII kneeling at the feet of Our Lady of Sorrows.


All of Europe, after all, not simply France, lay at his feet in a matter of three or four years.

The Purification myster, by Dom Prosper Gueranger

This individual could not have achieved what he did had he been entirely alone, entirely without the moral and practical support of others who believed as did he. Finally, Napoleon ordered his arrest and removal, first, to another location in Italy, and then to Fontainebleau. They suddenly sprang to life again, and have never since left me. One of its first actions had been to crush the effort to revive a Trappist monastery in the Diocese of Nantes.

This made them useless as advisers and impossible as candidates for Solesmes.

CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Prosper Louis Pascal Gueranger

This page was last edited on 30 Decemberat The results have been very similar. For instance, there is no physical description of the mother, but she seems to have been a happy woman.

Pius did not hesitate to do so. During this period, he was appointed to prospeer as the administrator of the parish of the Foreign Missions until near the close of